Spending $80 Million on the flood ravaged reaches of Lewis County? I'm good with that. Spending $150 Million to help a bunch of wealthy businessmen to keep a pro basketball team here, despite the best efforts of the NBA to make an example of us? Not so much.
Also, the governor signed the Toxic Toy legislation into law, with two changes, one that was rational (exempting electronic components sealed away inside the toys) and one that doesn't defang the bill, but does blunt a few of its teeth (allowing the timetable for implementation to be changed). Of course, that doesn't stop the Seattle Times from issuing scary warnings that you'd better stock up now on all you dangerous toy needs!
I Was Wrong (The 1930 Hobbit) - So, as I mentioned in my last post, the newly arrived splendidly illustrated catalogue for the current Bodleian Tolkien exhibit, TOLKIEN: MAKER OF MIDDLE E...
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